John Terry claims Chelsea were unlucky during UCL final vs United
Avram Grant says the former captain told him to be a proud manager.
Chelsea and Manchester United raced each other in the final of Europe’s elite tournament, going all the way to a penalty shootout in Moscow.
Terry had a chance to win it for the Blues during the spot-kicks, but he fluffed his penalty high and wide before Nicolas Anelka’s penalty was saved by Edwin van der Sar to hand over prestigious trophy to United.
Captain Terry busted into tears following his side’s loss and now the man in charge of Chelsea at that time has revealed that the player told him while he attempted to console him.
“When I was hugging John I said, ‘I’ll never forget our first chat and how you helped the team get out of a bad situation. You can be proud,” Grant said. “We were really unlucky, we deserved to win. But nobody gets trophies because of ‘deserve’.
However it was a glorious moment four years later as Terry captained the Premier League club to a famous win when the defeated Bayern Munich right at their home ground.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has issued a very emotional message practically apologising to former Chelsea captain John Terry for phasing him out of the club.
Terry dropped down the pecking order under the Italian tactician who made his debut season at the Stamford Bridge side during the 2016/2017 a season.
Conte preferred to start Gary Cahill and David Luiz in the Chelsea defence ahead of the then club captain. However, Conte who is currently the manager of Italian Serie A side Inter Milan has opened up about his privilege in managing the club icon.
“It was a great privilege for me to be the coach of a Chelsea legend like John Terry,” Conte told Sky Sports News. Terry bowed of out action for Chelsea by making a cameo appearance of 26 minutes in the final day win over Sunderland, something which Conte was happy to grant.